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IBM Company SoftLayer Adds Second Cloud Center in the Netherlands
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IBM announced yesterday SoftLayer opened a second cloud data center in the Netherlands to meet rapid growth of IBM Cloud in the region. The new center, located near Amsterdam, provides more regional options for redundant data storage and geographically isolated services. One of several locations in Europe, the new center provides customers with geographic diversity able to mitigate business risk by replicating data or creating redundant oprtations in multiple locations. "This new facility demonstrates the demand and success IBM Cloud is having at delivering high-value services right to the...
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HR Policy Foundation Releases Report at White House Upskill Summit
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As companies struggle to create strategies engaging diverse age groups from millennials to baby boomers, HR Policy Foundation released today at the White House Upskill Summit its “Talent Sustainability Report: The CHRO View From the Front Lines of the War on Talent.” The foundation found almost 70 percent of respondents indicated innovation and transformation occur more quickly today than normal, and, while this fits millennials, it increases challenges with older employees. With 40 percent of millennials missing soft skills in communication, though, they still have much to adapt to in the ...
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Paladin Data Systems’ ASMi Software is Platform for SSP Software Tool
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Washington-based Paladin Data Systems announced today its Advanced Skills Management Industrial qualification and certification management product is now the platform for Strategic Systems Programs’ Watch Bill, Qualification and Certification Management Software tool for sailors and marines assigned to SSP Security Forces. ASMi, a personnel readiness tool, is an authorized software application within the U.S. Department of the Navy Application and Database Management System and is designed to manage, maintain and forecast workforce knowledge, skills and abilities. “SSP does such important wo...
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ECi Appoints Grant Howe as CTO
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ECi Software Solutions announced today Grant Howe, newly named chief technology officer, will be responsible for product and technology strategy and execution across the ECi family of companies. “It’s exciting to be part of the ECi team and to support the entrepreneurial spirit of independent business owners,” Howe said. “I am looking forward to offering a growing variety of products and services that help them compete effectively in today’s market. I am always intrigued and challenged by the technology development that goes on behind the scenes but, at the end of the day, it’s the customer-...
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Managed Service Provider Consortium Provides Free RMM with Integrated PSA
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The Managed Service Provider Consortium, an open consortium built by MSPs for MSPs, is a platform that leverages the MSPC platform tool designed to help MSPs eliminate licensing fees, improve business performance and increase revenues. Its platform tool combines remote management and monitoring and professional services automation, and is free to use, just as MSPC is free to join. “A huge advantage of the MSP Consortium is that it has been designed by MSPs specifically for MSPs – giving members the ability to leverage a community of IT and security experts to help solve any technical or busi...
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YouMail Releases Spam Calling Survey Results and New Calling Feature
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California-based YouMail today released the results of a public survey concerning spam calls in the US. The main takeaway was that, despite being listed on the Do Not Call Registry, 74% of respondents still received spam calls every month. The tradeoff? Business owners are losing time and focus having to deal with spam calls. In fact, 30% of those polled said that they receive at least one spam call per day, and 60% say that they lose valuable business time trying to deal with spam callers (asking for removal). The respondents’ only quick way for dealing with the call was to either hang up, o...
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Converged Infrastructure Solution to Shadow IT, Logicalis US Finds
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Logicalis US asserted successful CIOs have realized the importance and advantage of a converged infrastructure, yet CI’s purpose is changing to face critical industry issues with shadow IT. Logicalis released “Converged Infrastructure for Targeted Workloads: Using Converged Infrastructures to Catapult your IT Environment into the Future of Computing,” a downloadable white paper with strategies and principles surrounding the new nature of CI.
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AppRiver Announces Enhanced SecureSurf Solution
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AppRiver, LLC, a provider of email messaging and Internet security solutions, announced today a new version of SecureSurf Web Protection, a multi-layer cloud-based adaptive solution which continues to defend against existing and emerging threats and now includes an critical threat notification capability. “Unfortunately for online users today, it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ you will encounter Web-based malware, but ‘when,’” CTO Joel Smith said.  “Our SecureSurf solution was built to put businesses at ease.  It’s secure, reliable and delivers the protection a business needs withou...
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SkyKick Launches New “Hands Free” Migration Feature for SMB Suite
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SkyKick today announced the launch of a new “Hands Free” migration feature for its SMB and Enterprise Migration Suite software. This particular feature is designed to remove end user involvement for any Office 365 migrations, enabling partners and customers to quickly and easily migrate an organization without needing any email password information from the end user, and without requiring the end user to install software. “Over the last two years since the launch of our Migration Suites, our partners have given us a 96 percent satisfaction rating for the time savings and efficiency that our s...
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D&H Goes Green, Selling 46 Million Eco-Friendly Products Since 2010
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D&H Distributing celebrates the five-year anniversary of its “Go Green” initiative in 2015, as Earth Day marks its 45th year Wednesday, April 22. It sold 46,809,568 ecologically-conservative products between 2010 and 2015, with an increase of more than 7.5 million items ordered year-over-year since April 2014. “Earth Day is a great time to brainstorm on how else we can preserve resources, to review how efficient our current policies have been, and to assess how they impact reseller business,” said Jeff Davis, senior vice president of sales at D&H. “On Earth Day’s 45th anniversary a...
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Mobile Broadband Modem Market at Tipping Point, ABI Research Finds
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Despite $4.1 billion in 2014 revenues, market intelligence firm ABI Research predicts the market for broadband modems used in non-smartphone mobile computers, tablets and CE devices could fall as fewer people purchase aftermarket USB modems or update notebook PCs.  Hauwei continues to dominate the modem market, according to ABI Research, with a 62 percent share of 2014 worldwide modem unit volume. “The vendor landscape changed significantly in 2014 with several suppliers exiting the computing modem business, changing strategic focus to exclusively M2M / IoT, or being acquired,” said S...
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Webroot at RSA Conference 2015: Collective Threat Intelligence Can Protect the Internet of Everything
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Webroot, a provider of intelligent security for endpoints and collective threat intelligence, announced it will showcase a self-learning platform designed to protect the Internet of Everything at the RSA Conference 2015, April 20 to 24 in San Francisco, Calif. According to Webroot, its platform is the most accurate threat intelligence network developed to protect IoE, and it can identify unique threats by examining actions, locations and association with malicious matter. Hal Lonas, Webroot CTO, and David Dufour, Webroot senior director of security architecture, will host a speaking sess...
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